Should women be running scared? That's the question recently addressed on The Doctors. The answer? No! Take your safety into your own hands. With the right tools, you can minimize your safety risk.
Women's Health fitness director Jen Ator stoopped by to discuss safety tips and tools. She encourages runners to...
- Keep headphone volume low, leave one earbud out or skip music altogether
- Vary their routes - don't become predictable to shady characters
- Stay in well-lit areas
- Think ahead: "How would I handle it if that person approached me?"
She also showcased some safety tools, including two industry-leading personal alarms from SABRE.
Runner Personal Alarm with Adjustable Wrist Strap
- LOUDEST / GREATEST RANGE - piercing, 130dB alarm calls for attention up to 1,000 feet/300M away and helps scare off attacker; fully reusable
- ADJUSTABLE & ONE SIZE FITS ALL - length ranges from 5.5” - 8” and this sweat- and weather-resistant alarm is comfortable with no itchy nylon strap and an easy-to-use velcro closure
- MAXIMIZED SAFETY / BE SEEN AT NIGHT - reflective material helps cars and witnesses locate you in the dark
- GREATER VALUE - replaceable 4xLR44 batteries with low battery test button included to ensure your device is working when you need it most
- USER-FRIENDLY WITH BROAD APPEAL - simply pull the metal ring to operate (easy to operate under stress!); a self-defense option for any age
Buy the Runner Personal Alarm
Personal Alarm with Key Ring
- ATTENTION-GRABBING - 110 dB dual siren alarm helps call for assistance in an emergency and helps deter attacker (audible up to 600 feet/185M away)
- VERSATILE AND USER-FRIENDLY - this sleek, compact modern design keychain attaches to backpack, purse or keys for convenient, instant access, plus greater value with batteries included
- SIMPLE TO USE - pull metal chain from device to sound 110 dB alarm
- REUSABLE - push pin back in to stop sound and use again
- BROAD CONSUMER APPEAL - safe for children & a self-defense option for any age
Buy the Keychain Personal Alarm
A final tip from SABRE: In a worst-case scenario, why go hands-on with an attacker? Choose self-defense at a safe distance with our runner pepper gel.
What do you do to maximize your safety while running? Comment below.